Milos Island Guide

Milos Island Overview

Milos is an island that we only discovered fairly recently, visiting for the first time in September 2020 during a western Cyclades island-hopping adventure. My parents had visited years before and raved about it, but somehow, it never made it onto our travel itinerary. Its location on the far western edge of the Cyclades might make it seem a bit out of the way, but with its own airport (just a 35-minute flight from Athens) and a ferry from Piraeus that takes a little over three hours on a fast boat, it’s surprisingly accessible.

The island offers a diverse landscape. The western side is almost entirely uninhabited and quite barren, while the eastern region features charming, traditional resorts like the harbour town of Adamantas (also known as Adamas), the quaint beach haven of Pollonia, and the hilltop village of Plaka. Milos is dotted with beautiful beaches, including Firiplaka on the south coast, Papikinou just south of Adamas, and the much-photographed, moon-like Sarakiniko on the eastern side.

During our stay in Adamantas, we found it to be an ideal base. The town is bustling with tavernas, bars, and cafes and offers easy access to boat tours and local buses for exploring the island. Pollonia, the other main tourist hub, boasts a wide sandy beach and a variety of accommodation and dining options, though it’s a bit more off the beaten path.

Milos Blog Posts

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